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What we're reading: whisky for energy

Stop sign redesign; turning whisky into watts; factory farming; IRS.gov reimagined; earthquake energy potential.

1.) Is it possible to design a better stop sign?

2.) Sacrilege: One Scottish distillery uses whisky to generate renewable energy.

3.) The E.P.A. takes a tougher stance on factory farming.

4.) Brilliant: A Good Company gives IRS.gov a Mint.com-like redesign.

5.) The Earth's mantle is moving 20 to 30 times faster than previously thought, leaving more available energy for earthquakes.

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